This was such an interesting concept for a book. Single mom, Finlay Donovan is down on her luck with everything, and I do mean everything. Her husband left her for their real estate agent and fired the nanny, she is way past due on getting a draft of her next suspense book to the publisher, and everything is breaking apart around her. It’s not hard to sympathize. When Finlay is mistaken for a contract killer after a conversation at a Panera Bread things take a turn for the crazy! A woman wants to hire her to take the trash out so to say, but that trash happens to be a very powerful man with even more powerful bosses.
I will never look at Panera Bread the same again! Finlay is a hoot and her old nanny, Vero is as equally, if not more, of a fun character. That is one partnership I did not see coming. They are clearly in over their heads, but the amount of money these women are willing to pay to make their husbands disappear has Vero and Finlay thinking twice. I was laughing and shaking my head at the same time while reading. Nothing could go right! Then there is that last page that makes me wonder if there will be another book!
This one publishes February 2, 2021! Thank you Minotaur Books and Author Elle Cosimano for my #copy!
Book Rating: 4/5
Wine Pairing: Shannon Reserve Chardonnay
Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano’s adult debut Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a witty, fast-paced mystery series, following struggling suspense novelist and single mom Finlay Donovan, whose fiction treads dangerously close to the truth as she becomes tangled in real-life murder investigations…